J.F. Penn

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I'm the award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE Action Adventure Thriller series, the London Crime Thrillers, and the Mapwalker Fantasy Adevnture trilogy, as well as other books.

The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, global locations, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural. Described by readers as a female Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code.

The London Crime Thriller Series features British detective Jamie Brooke alongside museum researcher Blake Daniel, as they solve dark crimes around London.

The Mapwalker fantasy adventure trilogy is set between Bath, England and the Borderlands in a split world fantasy where Sienna and the Mapwalker team travel throug

Solo Long-Distance Walking In England With Holly Worton

“Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.Bruce Chatwin

Walking for a longer-distance can bring clarity of mind, a reconnection with nature, and a sense of well-being that does not emerge with a short stroll. It takes time to settle into your physical body, and walking an ancient path can help take you into that deeper state. In this epis

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message 24: by Alan

Alan Toner Love your work.

message 23: by Alan

Alan Toner Hi Joanne. As a published writer myself (true paranormal and horror fiction), I really admire your work. I especially love the interviews you show on YouTube with various writers. Keep up the good work.

Alan Toner

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David Batterson Hello Joanne! I have been watching your YouTube videos for some time now. I'm finding them to be very interesting and informative. Good work! Dave

message 21: by J.F.

J.F. Penn Just sent Day of the Vikings, kickass novella, to my editor! Should be out in the next few weeks - you can see some of my inspiration on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/jfpenn/ragna...

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gj indieBRAG It is so nice to have you as a new friend!
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Pamela Hey J.F., Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 18: by Dale

Dale Thele Joanna, thanx for accepting my friend request :)

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John Mountford Thanks for friending back, Joanna. I finished Pentecost some time back and will be getting to Prophecy within the next month or so (busy editing my first novel). Where do you find the time to read so much considering everything else you do. Superwoman?
PS Two stars for The Great Gatsby? Interesting.

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Denisa Howe thanks for he new friendship!!!!

message 15: by Marc

Marc Schiller Just published my first non-fiction book "Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story". I invite everyone to read it.


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Andrea Martins Thanks for accepting my friendship request. New to GoodReads, it was wonderful to see your profile and see its potential. Thank you.

Anastasia Thanks for being my friend, Joanna.

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Scot Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm still enjoying your podcasts. Keep them up.

message 11: by Andrew (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:17AM)

Andrew Weaver Hi Joanna,

I am still very new to Goodreads and thank you for accepting my friend request.


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Graeme Stokes Hi Joanna, Thanks for the Friendship

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Simon Hi Joanna.

Savannah Joanna, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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Sara Lowe Thanks for the friendship, Joanna!

Kevin G G Simon Hello. Thanks for adding me as well. Now I can find you here as well.

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Erica Thanks for adding me, I've been a fan of your blog for quite some time.

Sambath Meas Hello Joanna! It's wonderful to see you here.

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PM Pope Thanks for the friend request, Joanna. Here's to a well read 2011!

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Laura Thanks for the friend request. And congratulations on the upcoming launch of your new book!

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